Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851)
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Cooper, James Fenimore (1789-1851), The Spy; A Tale of The Neutral Ground, New York, 1821, 1st edition, two volumes, printed for Wiley & Hallsted by William Grattan, old calf, (chipped and bumped, scattered marginal soiling, hinges weak). Spiller & Blackburn 2.Note: Based upon the lukewarm response to his first novel, Precaution: A Novel, Cooper's publishers felt it prudent to only produce a small quantity of books for his second novel, The Spy. Quickly selling out in December of 1821, a second edition was printed in early 1822.